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Oreaster

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Oreasteridae

Taxonomy
Oreaster was named by Müller and Troschel (1842). It is extant. It is the type genus of Oreasteridae.

It was reranked as Pentaceros (Oreaster) by von Zittel (1876).

It was assigned to Pentaceros by von Zittel (1876); and to Oreasteridae by Fisher (1911) and Spencer and Wright (1966).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1840Pentaceros Gray p. 276
1842Oreaster Müller and Troschel
1876Pentaceros (Oreaster) von Zittel
1909Astropecten (Pentaceros) von Linstow p. 52
1911Oreaster Fisher
1966Oreaster Spencer and Wright p. U63

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
Ambulacraria
phylumEchinodermata
subphylumAsterozoa
RankNameAuthor
classAsteroidea
subclassAmbuloasteroidea
infraclassNeoasteroidea()
superorderValvatacea
orderValvatida
familyOreasteridae
genusOreaster

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available